Idle No More calls for global action as Parliament returns to work.
from Idle No More
In solidarity with Common Causes — a new initiative bringing together social justice, environmental, labour and other activist groups — we are planning an IDLE NO MORE WORLD DAY OF ACTION on January 28th, 2013 #J28, when Canadian MPs return to the House of Commons.
This day of action will protest peacefully against attacks on democracy, Indigenous sovereignty, human rights and environmental protections. As a grassroots movement, clearly Idle No More is separate from all political organizations. This movement is of the people and for The People! #IDLENOMOREFTP
The Vision of IDLE NO MORE revolves around Indigenous ways of knowing — deeply rooted in indigenous sovereignty — to protect water, air, land and all creation for future generations.
The Conservative government bills (beginning with Bill C-45) threaten Treaties and this Indigenous vision of sovereignty.
The goal of the movement is education and the revitalization of Indigenous peoples through awareness and empowerment. IDLE NO MORE has successfully encouraged knowledge-sharing, including Indigenous sovereignty and environmental protections.
This message has been heard around the world. The world is watching how Canada responds to the messages sent by many INM supporters.
INM urges the government of Canada to repeal all legislation that violates treaties, Indigenous sovereignty and subsequently environmental protections of land and water.
INM is grateful to many leaders who have supported this vision and the movement of the grassroots people. “The Treaties are the last line of defence to protect water and lands from destruction,” stated Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs.